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LC will add over a thousand students to its alumni ranks this year


Since its inception 75 years ago, Laredo College has made a difference in the lives of thousands of men and women each year by offering award-winning programs for high-demand careers. Many of our graduates have become elected officials, public servants, healthcare workers and pursued many other respected careers.


On Friday, May 13, Laredo College held two commencement ceremonies at the Sames Auto Arena to celebrate over 1,000 newly minted Laredo College graduates and their academic achievements.


“A college degree or certificate is an invaluable asset for anyone who wishes to pursue a skilled job or career,” said LC Interim President Dr. Marisela Rodriguez Tijerina. “We have great prospects for our 2022 Laredo College graduates as they embark on a new journey upon reaching this significant milestone. We are confident that they leave Laredo College with more knowledge, wisdom, and skills acquired through our exceptional academic and workforce programs. Thank you for being a part of our 75 years of history and legacy. We wish you success and prosperity in your personal and professional lives.”


Student graduates received their Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Sciences Degree, Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate of Completion during the College’s 75th Commencement Ceremony. Many of our graduates are first-generation college students, while others are proud to continue a family legacy of generations who have graduated from our institution.


Laredo College trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, honored guests and proud family members were among those in attendance. Graduates cherished these moments as they concluded this chapter in their lives. Congratulations to the Laredo College graduating class of 2022!


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